Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Mario Kart 8

May 30, 2014

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About this game

Developer: Nintendo EAD
Content Rating: Everyone


Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that’s not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you’ll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Luckily, you can upload and share your best moments and watch your friends’ using the all-new Mario Kart TV.* Returning features include 12-player online play*, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser’s seven minions, the Koopalings!

Critic Reviews

50 Reviews
Dermot CreeganJun 04, 2014
A combination of fun, fairness, beauty and joy, Mario Kart 8 is absolutely brilliant. A botched battle mode and some missing online features stop it short of perfection, but it’s hard to imagine any Mario Kart game looking, playing, or sounding better. If you needed a reason to own a Wii U, look no further.
Jonathan BoldingMay 15, 2014
Like much about the game, it balances frustrating randomness with exercises of supreme timing and skill. It balances the old, iterative parts with the shiny and new. It is very much Mario Kart: Take it or leave it. The core is the same as ever, but this is kart racing at its finest. If you have a Wii U and even a modicum of interest, grab it.
Jose OteroMay 15, 2014
Admittedly, its gorgeous graphics and jazzy orchestrated soundtrack bolster its presentation, but you’re getting a lot more than just looks with this one – although I spent an awful lot of time gawking at the details in slow-motion, the fast and furious pace of racing with friends both locally and online is what really kept me coming back.

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